Marina has been judging since she was 15 years old. In 2014 she awarded CCs for the first time in Beagles at Windsor Dog Show Society and in 2017 awarded CACs and CACIBs in Beagles at Dortmund’s International Bundessiger Show in Germany.

In 2016, she awarded CCs for the first time in Border Collies. Her main breeds are Beagles and Border Collies but is also a B list non specialist judge for Finnish Lapphunds, Bearded Collies and Newfoundlands and judges many breeds (C list) across the Hound, Pastoral and Working groups and has judged best in show at general open shows. She has also judged over 900 junior handlers in the UK and Europe.


Marina awarding CAC/CACIB’s in Germany at Dortmund Bundessiger 2017


Judging best in show at Newton Abbot all breed general open show in January 2015


Awarding CCs in Border Collies for the first time at Blackpool Championship show in 2016.



Beagles (A1 list – breed specialist): 


Border Collies (A1 list – breed specialist):


Bearded Collies (B list – non breed specialist):


Newfoundlands (B list – non breed specialist): Breed exam passed


Finnish Lapphunds (B list – non breed specialist):


Other breeds have judged (numbers in brackets) (highlighted breeds am on C list or above):

PASTORAL – Australian Shepherd (17), Swedish Vallhund (6), Shetland Sheepdog (74), Rough Collies (45), Finnish Lapphund (9), Smooth Collies (1), Corgi (Pembroke and Welsh) (22), Belgian Shepherd Dog Tervueren (9), Hungarian Puli (4), GSD (27), Old English Sheepdog (2), Samoyed (8), Powlish Lowland (3).

WORKING – Rottweiler (29), Dobermann (35), Newfoundland (45), Leonberger (2), Great Dane (22), Alaskan Malamute (18), Siberian Husky (44), Bernese Mountain Dog (11), Bullmastiff (4), St Bernard (1), Boxer (7).

HOUND – Irish Wolfhound (4), PBGV (5), Rhodesian Ridgeback (24), Whippet (72), Deerhound (4), Basset Hound (1), Mini WH Dachs (12), Mini Smooth Haired Dachs (16), Pharoah (1), Borzoi (10), Greyhound (2).

UTILITY – Dalmatian (2).

HANDLING – Junior and adult handling classes (885)



KC Conformation and Movement seminar – (attended 25th May 2008) Nick Bryce-Smith

KC Hands on assessment – passed (17th November 2007) Eleanor Bothwell

KC Rules and Regulations – passed (30th November 2008) Rob Dix


Beagles:        Beagle Association breed judging assessment – passed (October 11th 2008)

Beagle Club – attended (17th November 2007)


Border Collies: Midlands Border Collie Club breed judging assessment – passed (Feb 27th 2010)

Southern Border Collie Club – attended (7th October 2007)


Australian Shepherds: National Australian Shepherd Association breed judges exam (written and practical) – passed (15 April 2012)


Basset Griffon Vendeen/Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen: BGVC breeds specific seminar – attended (25 February 2012)


Siberian Husky Club – Siberian Club of Great Britain – breed seminar attended and written exam passed (20th July 2013)


Southern Counties Bearded Collie Club breed seminar attended and hands on Beardies (November 16th 2013)


Southern Finnish Lapphund Society – attended breed specific seminar and passed written exam on breed Standard (required for B list judges). (8th February 2015)


Southern Newfoundland Club – attended breed specific seminar (November 8 2015) and passed the hands-on assessment and breed judging seminar.





Have stewarded at 16 open and two breed championship shows since June 2007. Have KC stewards book signed and dated with all appointments.


Stud book numbers

Bred/owned three Beagles with their stud book number

Owned three Border Collies with their stud book number


Judging lists

A1 list: The Beagle Club, The Beagle Association, Welsh Beagle Club, The Scottish Beagle Club, Four Counties Beagle Club, Northern & Midland Counties Beagle Club.


A1 list: Wessex Border Collie Club


A3 list: The Southern Border Collie Club, Border Collie Club of GB.


B list: Midlands Border Collie Club, Border Collie Club of Wales, West of England Border Collie Club, East Anglian Border Collie Club.

B List: Southern Finnish Lapphund Society.

B list: The Bearded Collie Club, North of England Bearded Collie

B list: The Newfoundland Club. the Northern Newfoundland Club,

C list: Eastern Bearded Collie Association, The Southern Newfoundland Club, National Australian Shepherd Association, South West Rottweiler Association, Basset Griffon Vendeen club (Petits and Grands), Swedish Vallhund Society, Leonberger Club of Great Britain, Alaskan Malamute Club of Great Britain, Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of GB. Scottish Shetland Sheepdog Club, National Whippet Association, Whippet Club of Wales, Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain, Birmingham & District Dobermann Club, The Midland Dobermann Club, The North of England Dobermann Club, Afghan Hound Association, West of England (Rough) Collie Society, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club of UK, Norwegian Buhund Club of UK.


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